Bachelorette Party Destinations for Every Kind of Bride
Not all brides are the same, especially when it comes to planning a bachelorette party. Some prefer a private and relaxing getaway, while others want to get a little more rambunctious. To plan a successful bachelorette trip, contemplate the types of destinations and activities that your friend would appreciate. Consider the following popular bachelorette party destinations, and which type may suit the bride-to-be in your life. With enough preparation, your bridal party will have memories to look back on and laugh about for years to come.
A Mountain Town
Some girls could spend every second in the great outdoors, come rain or shine. For the adventurous bride, consider Breckenridge, Colorado. No matter when you visit, you are in for a treat. Every season is uniquely breathtaking, with activities that suit the weather. During the summer, pick from more than 100 miles of nature trails, suitable for walking, biking or horseback riding. In the fall, hike beneath the golden aspens, try your hand at fly fishing, or attend one of the numerous festivals. During winter and spring, you guessed it, the snow covered mountains are perfect for skiing or snowboarding. Zip along tracks for hours, and end the day in a toasty hotel or cabin.
Looking for outdoor activities that are equally exhilarating, but offer something different? Check out Gatlinburg, Tennessee, or Asheville, North Carolina.
A Cultural Hotspot
Does your friend love to learn about and experience local culture? Plan a journey to New Orleans, Louisiana. This popular destination is a no-brainer for girls who enjoy a night out. Every weekend is a miniature version of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street. The day after, you can relax and recover poolside at an upscale hotel. Or peruse the famous French Quarter, which plays host to renowned restaurants and modern boutiques. Perhaps the bride has an interest in more taboo subjects? Visit the Marie Laveau House of Voodoo, or take a trip to an above-ground cemetery, showcasing massive and elaborate marble chambers.
If New Orleans is a little too rowdy, other popular locations include Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts.
A Big City
If your bride has a taste for the extravagant, book a trip to Chicago, Illinois. This destination is the home of unrivaled attractions, and the finest options in dining and shopping, Chicago has it all. Visit “The Bean”, Millenium Park, Skydeck Chicago, and much more. Have an interest in art? Tour the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise, to learn about the unrivaled architecture featured across the Chicago skyline. Finally, watch the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley field - an experience you don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate.
Looking for a location even bigger and brighter? Consider Las Vegas, Nevada, or New York, New York. Both offer some of the finest dining and attractions that anyone could ask for.
A Beach Town
Some girls just want to soak up the sun on a beach, in which case there is no place better than the Florida Keys. The hardest part of planning a trip to the Keys, is deciding which key to stay at. On any key, the never ending beaches are the perfect place to sit back and relax, for hours on end. Plus, for those in your party who want a little more action, there are numerous sports and recreation opportunities. Try scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing or boating. Feeling adventurous? Take a tour of the Florida Shipwreck Trail, featuring both wrecks and coral reefs. Once you step off the beach, you can partake in a lively nightlife, including delicious dining and bars.
If you want a location a that is more low key, give Charleston, South Carolina, or Santa Barbara, California a look. These locations are less remote, and are less subject to inclement weather.
A Relaxing Region
Leading up to their wedding, some brides have no other option but to work. Therefore, when it comes to their bachelorette party, they want nothing more than a break. In Napa Valley, California you will experience some of the finest hotels, dining and spas. Most known for its winery tours and tastings, visitors can pair the endless wine options with exceptional dining. There is also a vibrant art and culture scene, including performing arts, museums and more. Or sit back and relax, and let the California views come to you, during a bike, trolley or train tour. Then, at the end of the day, relax at one of the many fine spa and resorts in the area, which offer amazing packages.
Other popular cities known for their tranquil activities include Savannah, Georgia, or Sedona, Arizona.
With all of these destinations, and more to choose from, where will your girl gang be going? Share your upcoming, or former, trips with us for others to consider during their research.